One Hundred Students Bridge High School and College at PGCC

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Article by: Mona Rock, rockmm@pgcc.edu

What:

Ninth graders in the class first class of the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College will participate in a two-week introductory session. The Summer Bridge Program is designed to help students make a smooth transition from middle school to high school both academically and socially as they earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Students will attend workshops and lectures beginning July 11 through July 28.


Who:

Dr. Kathy Richard Andrews, acting principal of the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George's Community College; Prince George’s Community College and Prince George’s County Public Schools administrators; parents and students


When:

July 11 at 10 a.m.


Where:

Lanham Hall, Prince George’s Community College
301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774-2199


About the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College
Prince George's Community College (PGCC) in collaboration with the Prince George’s County Public Schools have joined forces to open the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College, the first middle college high school in the state of Maryland. While middle college high schools, located on college campuses, are authorized to grant diplomas, PGCC’s program will be focused on preparing students to enter a college program in the health sciences field. The Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College will provide required high school curriculum including high school assessment courses, which are end-of-course-examinations required for a Maryland high school diploma. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to two years of college credits.


Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.

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